|archiwum 2006 2008 2010 2012 2014|
|strona główna założenia regulamin kalendarium wskazówki pobierz jury rejestracja zgłoszone projekty galeria gallery||archiwum kontakt|
Description popularizing the research project
They are standing in the open space, sometimes picturesquely composed with the landscape. Their characteristic dynamic silhouettes catch attention. Majestic wings reach for the sky. Although unused, very few people can resist their charm. Smock mills, tower mills, post mills – old windmills. Wooden wings look as if shaped by wind itself, as if the wind itself moved them. Their magic swirling resembles the dance of falling maple seeds. Equally mesmerizing is the view of turning wheels of watermills. To move heavy millstones, blades of a waterwheel had to be perfectly tuned with the current of the river and yet oppose it. Observing the forces of nature, man learned to build machines using the powers of wind and water ideally.
The author of the presented pictures is doing PhD at the Institute of Turbomachinery at the Lodz University of Technology. Besides the passion to the field of his research, he shares interest in photography together with his supervisor – Longin Horodko, DSc, PhD. That is where the idea of photographic documentation of the machines and the equipment used at the institute came from. These photos are intended to express how difficult designing turbines and compressors is, but also to show how beautiful is the stage of such a machine. It is obvious that the man is responsible for the construction of the turbo machine. However its shape comes from the nature. It is the air and its behaviour that forms the shape of the blades and the flow channels. The author of the presented pictures concentrates on examination of flow phenomena appearing within centrifugal compressors, mainly on the "surge phenomenon"